I Say Goodbye, You Say Hello: The Last Stage Show at Manbites Dog Theater
Manbites Dog Theater has lived a brave, bold life in 31 seasons of artmaking on a shoestring. With the kindest of hearts and dauntingly high aesthetic demands, MDT has made the most out the least in play after play, with “inclusiveness” the joists and beams of the house they built for our whole community–not a brag line on the facade. Now Manbites is presenting its final show, and guess what? It’s about Death. It’s about Life. It’s about Theatre.
For 31 seasons, this theater company entertained and provoked. With its closing, this critic is going to miss his old friend.
...from the beginning, co-founders Jeff Storer and Ed Hunt demonstrated the transforming power of intimate theater that comes from gripping scripts, fearless actors and visionary directors...Manbites maintained such an undeviating focus that it was like visiting an old friend at every production, something to be relied upon. I’ll greatly miss that old friend, but my life has been immensely enriched by the relationship.